The International Lake of the Woods and Rainy River Watershed Task Force recently released its draft report addressing how Canada and the United States should work together to manage water quality and related issues in the watershed.
The task force highlighted seven priority issues in its report, including increased aboriginal participation in watershed decision-making, nutrient enrichment concerns, invasive species management, and climate change concerns.
The task force was mandated by the International Joint Commission and the governments of Canada and the United States to review and make recommendations regarding the bi-national management of the Lake of the Woods and Rainy River Basin and the IJC’s potential role in this management.
The Task Force will hold the following public meetings to receive comments on its draft report:
Monday, June 13, 7:00pm
Atikokan Economic Development Commission
214 Main Street W.
Tuesday, June 14, 7:00pm
La Place Rendez Vous, Laverendrye Room
1201 Idylwild Drive B2RR2
Fort Frances, Ontario
Wednesday, June 15, 7:00pm
Historic Rex Hotel Event Room
103 First Street NW
Thursday, June 16, 7:00pm
Best Western Hotel
470 1st Avenue